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The Beacon project  by Toby Fraser

The Beacon project

Toby Fraser

Book

"Nanotech entrepreneur Ryan Trishler and retired Soviet general Alexander Volkov come from very different worlds, yet both have survived the toughest of upbringings. And now each man understands something of the nature of military conflict: one using...

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The costumier's gift  by Vicky Adin

The costumier's gift

Vicky Adin

Book

"The dual-timeline sequel continuing the family sagas of Brigid, The Girl from County Clare; and Gwenna, The Welsh Confectioner. Set in Auckland, New Zealand. 1903 Jane is the talented principal costumier at Auckland's Opera House in its Edwardian heyday....

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The Claim  by David Briggs

The Claim

David Briggs

Book

"When Evan Cadwallader's father dies, leaving behind a legacy of debt and failed businesses, Evan is doubtful that the derelict cottage in the foothills of the mountains will provide the financial answer but decides to visit anyway. He falls in love with...

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Death of an agent  by David McGill

Death of an agent

David McGill

Book

"Ru Patterson, the country's leading broadcaster, is organizing protests against President Johnson's envoy Henry Cabot Lodge, in Wellington to pressure New Zealand to send troops to Vietnam. Dan Delaney is first on the scene of a young naked woman dead...

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The castaway hat  by Clark James

The castaway hat

Clark James

Book

"The Castaway Hat is an amusing intrigue of lure and lucre, spanning two generations. A mystery of a straw hat with a faded red ribbon washed among the rocks. The finder, Edgar, by co-incidence, not that he knows it, met the owner the previous night at...

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Dubrovnik my love  by Suzanne Brooks-Pinčević

Dubrovnik my love

Suzanne Brooks-Pinčević

Book

Embittered by Tito's communist dictatorship that enslaved his country after World War II, Gaspar is compelled to risk his life by escaping across the Adriatic to the "West". In his search for a better future in a stable country his attempts to escape...

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The castle of water and woe  by Steffanie Holmes

The castle of water and woe

Steffanie Holmes

Book

Severed hands, moving paintings and an erotic encounter in a priest hole, just another typical day for Maeve Crawford at Briarwood Castle. With Maeve's sister Kelly on her way from America and the fae threat looming ever closer, things at Briarwood are...

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Moonlight sonata  by Eileen (Haematologist) Merriman

Moonlight sonata

Eileen (Haematologist) Merriman

Book

A bitter-sweet novel of forbidden love and family secrets. 'No one must ever know.' It's the annual New Year family get-together. Molly is dreading having to spend time with her mother, but she is looking forward to her son spending time with his...

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Meltwater  by Suzanne Ashmore

Meltwater

Suzanne Ashmore

Book

"Meltwater is a homage to the power of storytelling. Of a woman's unique journey to find her `self'. A journey made difficult by the fact that Elizabeth has thirteen different `selves,' all part of her, all created to bury shocking memories of abuse....

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Stall turns  by Penelope Haines

Stall turns

Penelope Haines

Book

"Pilot Claire Hardcastle returns in her third adventure! When Claire stumbles over human remains in a swamp, she and her partner are happy to leave the investigation in the hands of the police and continue their holiday. Then Claire meets two men searching...

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Invasion AI  by Derek Lilly

Invasion AI

Derek Lilly

Book

"A gripping science fiction story about a young astrophysicist who stumbles upon an alien invasion of Earth by robots from another solar system. Their far-reaching plan includes some very disturbing facts about the human race and its future. The CIA,...

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Miss Hawthorne sits for a spell  by Katherine Hayton

Miss Hawthorne sits for a spell

Katherine Hayton

Book

"While attending an auction, ghost-seer Emily Curtis can't resist purchasing an old puzzle box. She gets more than she bargained for when she finds the ghost of a witch attached. Miss Hawthorne died in an accident a year ago, so there's no murderer to...

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Unshakable  by Patricia Snelling

Unshakable

Patricia Snelling

Book

"A heart-warming story that will inspire you UNSHAKABLE COURAGE--does Ruby have it? Ruby Preston is about to face the perils of an overland journey to Thailand from Australia. She has agreed to help out in her parent's charity, a child trafficking re...

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The Nancys  by R. W. R. McDonald

The Nancys

R. W. R. McDonald

Book

"Tippy Chan is eleven and lives in a small town in a very quiet part of the world - the place her Uncle Pike escaped from the first chance he got as a teenager. Now Pike is back with his new boyfriend Devon to look after Tippy while her mum's on a cr...

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Recalled to life  by Wendy M. Wilson

Recalled to life

Wendy M. Wilson

Book

After he is kidnapped from a steam ship, Sergeant Hardy awakes in an underground cell with no idea where he is and who has captured him. While planning his escape he searches his memory for any event from his past that his brought him here.

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True?  by Michael Botur

True?

Michael Botur

Book

"Sixteen stories of Aussie, apps, poets, parole, trysts, travel, rehab, refugees, jail, journos, strippers, celebs, drugs and more drugs."--Publisher's description.

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Sweet bitter justice  by Carole St Aubyns

Sweet bitter justice

Carole St Aubyns

Book

"Alice Whitlock, one of New Zealand's first woman lawyers sets up a criminal defence practice in Feilding in 1898. Seth Hanlon arrives from Australia to try and mend a family relationship. They are brought together in circumstances no-one could have ...

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Sweet bitter revenge  by Carole St Aubyns

Sweet bitter revenge

Carole St Aubyns

Book

"Merryweather Sinclair has struggled to keep her New Zealand farm since the death of her father in 1894. When a stranger arrives from West Virginia and insists she repay a debt owed by Lord Sinclair, she plots revenge to retain her property. Rourke Keston...

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Sweet bitter waters  by Carole St. Aubyns

Sweet bitter waters

Carole St. Aubyns

Book

"Jane Southerington has established a new life in New Zealand in the 1880's hiding the brutal events of her past. When she employs Gareth Wyndham as her new farm foreman she is confronted by an aristocratic man she recognises from years back in Engla...

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Make a U-turn when possible  by Trevor Prout

Make a U-turn when possible

Trevor Prout

Book

"They should have listened to the world's foremost theoretical physicist where SETI was concerned. That's what Tony believed. Find the aliens but don't tell them where we are! But the other experts thought they knew best. Then the Harvesters arrived -...

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The angel's cut by Elizabeth Knox

The angel's cut

Elizabeth Knox

eBook

Boomtown Los Angeles, 1929: Into a world of movies lots and speakeasies comes Xas, stunt flier and wingless angel, still nursing his broken heart, and determined only to go on living in the air. But there are forces that will keep him on the ground. ...

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The angel's cut by Elizabeth Knox

The angel's cut

Elizabeth Knox

eBook

Boomtown Los Angeles, 1929: Into a world of movie lots and speakeasies comes Xas, stunt flier and wingless angel, still nursing his broken heart, and determined only to go on living in the air. But there are forces that will keep him on the ground. Forces...

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The bird talker = Te pukorero manu  by Jack. author. Roberts

The bird talker = Te pukorero manu

Jack. author. Roberts

Book

"The story of Turi, The Bird Talker, takes us to a time before European occupation of Aotearoa, where order and tradition dictates a life of learning for the young tohunga-tā-manu, Turi, a peaceful time punctuated by the violence and tragedy of inte...

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Downward dog  by Katherine Hayton

Downward dog

Katherine Hayton

Book

"Hine Trewlove is your run-of-the-mill vegan yoga instructor. Except she can talk to dogs. Well, okay. Everybody can do that! But when the canines speak back, Hine understands and can counsel them through their problems. That's why her latest Dog Yoga...

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Last seen leaving  by Catherine Lea

Last seen leaving

Catherine Lea

Book

"Syd Shaeffer used to be a lot ot things: she used to be ambitious and fearless, a stellar New York District Attorney, and fiancee to dashing love of her life, Frank Spinelli. A viral eye infection changed all that. Now she's blind and runs a failing...

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A sister in my house by Linda Olsson

A sister in my house

Linda Olsson

eBook

"Maria has found a sanctuary in a rented house, overlooking a small Spanish village by thesea. She is coming to terms with losing the love of her life. But her solitude and the placesthat have become special to her are about to be encroached upon by ...

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Is she still alive? by Tessa Duder

Is she still alive?

Tessa Duder

eBook

In 2003 Tessa Duder spent six months in Europe as the recipient of the Katherine Mansfield Memorial Fellowship. Internationally renowned for her superb childrens' and young adult novels, tessa used her time in Menton to write something very different....

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Wolf rain  by Nalini Singh

Wolf rain

Nalini Singh

Book

"Kidnapped as a young girl, her psychic powers harnessed by a madman, Memory lives a caged and isolated existence until she comes face-to-face with a wolf. Labelled an empath by her bad-tempered rescuer, Memory knows that her 'gift' is nothing but is...

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Freeing Grace by Charity Norman

Freeing Grace

Charity Norman

eAudiobook

Warm, insightful and poignant, Freeing Grace tells the story of David, curate of an inner-city parish, and Leila, his Nigerian-born wife. Unable to have children of their own, they're desperate for a family. When they finally hear they've been approved...

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Fallen angel  by Angus McLean

Fallen angel

Angus McLean

Book

"Sarah Flynn didn't deserve to die. A dead girl in his apartment puts private eye Mike Manning on the run, hunted by a homicide team determined to bring him to justice.But the obvious suspect is not always the right man. The Chase Investigations team...

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Melt  by Jeff (Novelist) author. Murray

Melt

Jeff (Novelist) author. Murray

Book

"This novel is an urgent, crushing observation of adaptation and exclusion amidst preparation to settle Antarctica as climate destruction starts to bite. New Zealand in 2048, gateway to the melting continent, is thrust into the centre of the climate ...

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The overlanders by Janet Heads

The overlanders

Janet Heads

eBook

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Doomed by Sarah Doren

Doomed

Sarah Doren

eBook

A Heart Twisting New Adult Contemporary Romance Trilogy! A story of passion, fury, heartbreak, and love.DOOMED - NEW ZEALAND BOUND SERIES (Book 3)Just as things are starting to look up for her, Tina Brown finds herself torn between two men. She is unable...

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The art of cigarette smoking by J. B. Reynolds

The art of cigarette smoking

J. B. Reynolds

eBook

Forget what your parents, teachers, and doctors told you-- Sure, smoking is bad for you. Everyone knows that. It makes your breath stink and it gives you cancer. But it's still cool. Cool enough, in fact, to become an Olympic sport-- The Art of Cigar...

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Flying around New Zealand by the seat of my pants by Keith Reynolds

Flying around New Zealand by the seat of my pants

Keith Reynolds

eBook

There are times in your life when you start to wonder what it's all about. With me, I already had plans to up sticks and go, and when one of my neighbours died in a fire, I decided that was it... a new life in New Zealand beckoned. And so began my ad...

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Outrageous  by Linus Treefoot

Outrageous

Linus Treefoot

Book

"In 1971, after several years of political protesting, investigating Western, Eastern and occult philosophies, frolicking with marijuana and experimenting with LSD, Simon Bishop was exasperated with the oligarchic US government and the unjustifiable war...

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Athena's champion  by David Hair

Athena's champion

David Hair

Book

Prince Odysseus of Ithaca is about to have his world torn apart. He's travelled to the oracle at Pytho to be anointed as heir to his island kingdom; but instead the Pythia reveals a terrible secret, one that tears down every pillar of his life, and marks...

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No ordinary man  by Nicky Webber

No ordinary man

Nicky Webber

Book

"Mick Thompson’s secretive life throughout WWII continued after returning home to New Zealand in 1945. This seductive and intriguing true story explores love against the back drop of this courageous ANZAC soldier’s fight in the Western Desert war in ...

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The ringmaster  by Vanda Symon

The ringmaster

Vanda Symon

Book

Death is stalking the southern South Island of New Zealand... Marginalised by previous antics, Sam Shephard, is on the bottom rung of detective training in Dunedin, and her boss makes sure she knows it. She gets involved in her first homicide investi...

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Witches of East End  by Melissa De la Cruz

Witches of East End

Melissa De la Cruz

Book

Freya, Ingrid and Joanna Beauchamp love their sleepy life in North Hampton. A new engagement, an interesting job, a happy home - life is perfect. Yet these women are harbouring a centuries-old secret: they are powerful witches forbidden to practise magic....

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The fourth phase  by Adrian J. Smith

The fourth phase

Adrian J. Smith

Book

Seven weeks have passed since Jack and Dee's quiet world shattered. Along with a small band of survivors, they fled to Mayor Island. Determined to help stem the Variant scourge, they volunteer for what remains of the army. Led by Captain Ben Johns, a...

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Skid marks and the Selby Slammers by April Ryder

Skid marks and the Selby Slammers

April Ryder

eBook

After being dumped by her live-in boyfriend for a blonde stick insect and a job in Wellington, Hayley is tricked into trying out for the local roller derby team--the Selby Slammers. At the tryouts, hilarity ensues when she leaves her mark on not only...

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Pirongia's secret by K. T. Bowes

Pirongia's secret

K. T. Bowes

eBook

A sleepy rural settlement sits in the crook of a mountain, trapped in a time warp of indifference. But someone there is a killer. They walk the streets and eat in the local cafe. And they murdered a boy. Four teenage friends bide their time until they...

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Fated by Sarah Doren

Fated

Sarah Doren

eBook

Twenty-four-year-old Tina Brown couldn’t find herself in a much more complicated situation. After arriving in the beautiful country of New Zealand, she is determined to discover who she really is and the real meaning of being a Kiwi. Tina soon...

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Bend but never break by Cheryl Phipps

Bend but never break

Cheryl Phipps

eBook

"Talia McLeod is on a desperate hunt to find her daughter Chloe, kidnapped by her dangerous ex-husband. She has to put her trust in the icy Detective Nick Foster, despite being let down by law enforcement time and again in the past. When the threats ...

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Hana Du Rose by K. T. Bowes

Hana Du Rose

K. T. Bowes

eBook

A secret liaison. A dangerous pursuer. A mistake repeated. The Du Roses show their true colour. Black. Like the corruption which runs through this family. They operate under a twisted moral code and Hana makes a formidable enemy from within Logan's i...

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Shortcuts. Track 1

Shortcuts. Track 1

eBook

Writing on the theme of strange tales of Aotearoa New Zealand, seven Kiwi authors weave stories of people and creatures displaced in time and space, dangerous odysseys, and even more dangerous discoveries.Praised as "six of the best" by renowned sci-fi...

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The current rate of exchange by Jacqueline T. Lynch

The current rate of exchange

Jacqueline T. Lynch

eBook

Rose, a tall, bumbling American woman travels to New Zealand to re-establish ties with her late mother's family and begins the adventure of her life. If she can survive it.Armed with old family letters, she retraces her mother's footsteps as a young ...

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Always you by Tiara Inserto

Always you

Tiara Inserto

eBook

A chance encounter changes the game for two rugby players with more to lose than ever before. Neela Smyth has returned home after nearly ten years away, bringing with her New Zealand's first rugby medal from the Summer Games. With newfound fame, her ...

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Pearly Gates by Owen Marshall

Pearly Gates

Owen Marshall

eBook

"This ... novel both skewers and celebrates small-town New Zealand.Pat ̀Pearly' Gates has achieved a lot in his life and evinces considerable satisfaction in his achievements. He has a reputation as a former Otago rugby player and believes he would have...

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The golden cockroach by J. B. Reynolds

The golden cockroach

J. B. Reynolds

eBook

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Riding shotgun by J. B. Reynolds

Riding shotgun

J. B. Reynolds

eBook

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Sea of change by Shelley Munro

Sea of change

Shelley Munro

eBook

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Finding Liam by Cheryl Phipps

Finding Liam

Cheryl Phipps

eBook

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Interplanetary Love by Shelley Munro

Interplanetary Love

Shelley Munro

eBook

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Alexandre by Shelley Munro

Alexandre

Shelley Munro

eBook

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No defense by Shelley Munro

No defense

Shelley Munro

eBook

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Telling stories by Geoff Palmer

Telling stories

Geoff Palmer

eBook

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Blue moon dragon by Shelley Munro

Blue moon dragon

Shelley Munro

eBook

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Power ride by J. L. O'Rourke

Power ride

J. L. O'Rourke

eBook

"Kester (Kit) Simmons, drummer with the rock band 'Charlotte Jane', was out of beat. He was stressed out, starving and he thought he was going crazy. Then, with less than two weeks to go before a national tour, Kit's precious drums and one of the band...

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Innocent next door by Shelley Munro

Innocent next door

Shelley Munro

eBook

"Adventure is Summer William's mission! Life in a small town is comfortable, but living with her loving and overprotective family means it lacks adventure. And forget romance with two interfering army brothers around. It's time to leave the cozy nest....

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Blindside by Shelley Munro

Blindside

Shelley Munro

eBook

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The last by Grant Stone

The last

Grant Stone

eBook

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Soldier with benefits by Shelley Munro

Soldier with benefits

Shelley Munro

eBook

"Joanna "Mac" McGregor loves her father, and she'll do anything to keep him safe after Alzheimer's starts to steal his mind. That takes money, and Mac uses her only skills - those of soldiering - when she takes up a security contract in Iraq. She doesn't...

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Best man by Shelley Munro

Best man

Shelley Munro

eBook

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Seducing Megan by Cheryl Phipps

Seducing Megan

Cheryl Phipps

eBook

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Mika by Lee Murray

Mika

Lee Murray

eBook

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The butcher shop by Jean Devanny

The butcher shop

Jean Devanny

eBook

The Butcher Shop first appeared in 1926. Despite big overseas sales it was banned in New Zealand and later Australia for being disgusting, indecent and communistic - in other words for promoting revolutionary ideas about women and for a bold portrayal...

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Breaking connections by Albert Wendt

Breaking connections

Albert Wendt

eBook

"A dynamic group has emerged in Auckland whose members refer to themselves as the Tribe. Mainly Polynesian, they grow up together, rise from poverty and become successful professionals, bound by love and fierce loyalty. At the centre, is Aaron, who lives...

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The weekend gumboots  by Heather Ross

The weekend gumboots

Heather Ross

Book

"The farm owners, Targe and Kate, have their struggles with bad weather, poor finances, and Wendy to contend with. Now with the family farm facing an uncertain future, Targes sisters receive the opportunity to help. The three sistersAnna, Blue, and.....

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A lick of heat  by Nicola Claire

A lick of heat

Nicola Claire

Book

"Things are starting to unravel for CIB Detective Lara Keen. The HEAT arsonist is still at large. Carole Michaels is still missing. And a shadowed figure dressed in a familiar fedora hat and trench coat keeps haunting Auckland’s streets. But the enemy...

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Maddox  by Chris Abrahams

Maddox

Chris Abrahams

Book

"After a stint as a music venue proprietor, Geoff Maddox is getting on with his life: managing his complex domestic situation; visiting the local shopping mall; and socialising with the regulars at the Stella Maris Hotel. This routine is disrupted by...

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Found, near water  by Katherine Hayton

Found, near water

Katherine Hayton

Book

"Her most terrifying fear is now a shocking reality. Rena Sutherland wakes from a coma into a horrifying nightmare. Following a car accident, Rena's vulnerable young daughter Chloe has disappeared but no one cares, no one's noticed. NO ONE HAS BEEN ...

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Skeletal  by Katherine Hayton

Skeletal

Katherine Hayton

Book

"Three months before she died Daina Harrow faced a bully at school. Six weeks before she died Daina Harrow suffered an assault in the park. One week before she died Daina Harrow stole a secret people had killed to hide. That was ten years ago. Ten long...

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If only  by Elaine Blick

If only

Elaine Blick

Book

"The pampered daughter of a wealthy man, Alice, appears to have everything-beauty, wealth, and background. She is pursued by several men, but marriage is not enough to satisfy Alice's longing for a sense of purpose in her life. She looks for this in ...

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Brother betrayed  by Jenny (Novelist) author. Wheeler

Brother betrayed

Jenny (Novelist) author. Wheeler

Book

"A mysterious death. A missing partner. Can an opera singer and a businessman catch the culprit before he strikes again? New Zealand-born Pania Hayes has won the hearts of her Californian crowds. But after her husband's untimely death, the opera sing...

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Double jeopardy  by Jenny (Novelist) author. Wheeler

Double jeopardy

Jenny (Novelist) author. Wheeler

Book

"He's haunted by war. She' searching for her twin. When a mysterious murder brings them together, can solving the case heal their broken hearts? California, 1868. Isabella Wilmington's dream of taking center stage feels empty without her long-lost twin...

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Into the ashes  by Lee Murray

Into the ashes

Lee Murray

Book

"No longer content to rumble in anger, the great mountain warriors of New Zealand's central plateau, the Kahui Tupua, are preparing again for battle. At least, that's how the Maori elders tell it. The nation's leaders scoff at the danger. That is; until...

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The castle of spirit and sorrow  by Steffanie Holmes

The castle of spirit and sorrow

Steffanie Holmes

Book

"When one of her own is cruelly taken, Maeve Moore must unite witches and humans for a final stand against an undefeatable army of the dead. In an epic showdown of fae versus witches, hopes versus desire, death versus immortality, and science versus ...

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The castle of earth and embers  by Steffanie Holmes

The castle of earth and embers

Steffanie Holmes

Book

"Maeve Crawford has her life mathematically calculated down to the last detail; Leave her podunk Arizona town, graduate MIT, get into the space program, be the first woman on Mars, read lots of books, get a cat (not necessarily in this order). All Ma...

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A dead and stormy night  by Steffanie Holmes

A dead and stormy night

Steffanie Holmes

Book

"After being fired from her fashion internship in New York City, Mina Wilde decides it's time to reevaluate her life. She returns to the quaint English village where she grew up to take a job at the local bookshop, hoping that being surrounded by gre...

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Sweden  by Matthew Turner

Sweden

Matthew Turner

Book

Based on true events, Swedeb takes readers on an exhilarating journey from the killing fields of Vietnam to a fogbound fishing port on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, with stops along the way at a hippie commune in Japan's subtropical south...

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Glacier man  by Anthony David

Glacier man

Anthony David

Book

"The glacier dominates an area of World Heritage status on New Zealand's South Island. ‘Breathtaking' doesn't do it justice... But it also holds a secret, something which could change mankind forever. Lost to history for over thirty thousand years, only...

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Spores, don't even breathe  by Douglas Parker

Spores, don't even breathe

Douglas Parker

Book

"The good folk of small town Fulton are dying in a horror of bleeding and hallucination. It is up to the town's redoubtable Chief of Police, Marion Quirke, and it's only doctor, Shona Price, to find the truth. But soon the two women are mired in a world...

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One single thing  by Tina Clough

One single thing

Tina Clough

Book

"Journalist Hope Barber disappears two weeks after returning to New Zealand from a long assignment in Pakistan, where she visited shelters for so called 'dishonour' women, who had escaped death at the hands of their families. She had concentrated to ...

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Hearts of ice  by David Hair

Hearts of ice

David Hair

Book

Summer is gone, and the world is turning to ice. The Rondian Empress Lyra has lost her husband, her army is defeated and the deadly Masked Cabal have seized the Holy City. Her allies have abandoned her and her empire is spiralling into chaos - and her...

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The lazy boys  by Carl Shuker

The lazy boys

Carl Shuker

Book

"Richey Sauer is eighteen years old, beginning his first year at college to escape the dead end of middle-class, small-town life in Timaru, New Zealand. But in a landscape where redemption is a fiction and emotion is cliche, his intense internal worl...

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The Sisters' Lover  by Lily Woodhouse

The Sisters' Lover

Lily Woodhouse

Book

"1950 and Flis is returning to Australia after almost twenty years away in Wellington, New Zealand. In all that time she has had no contact with her younger sister Gladdie who is missing, presumed dead. Flis is determined to find out what happened to...

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Poisoned legacy  by Jenny (Novelist) author. Wheeler

Poisoned legacy

Jenny (Novelist) author. Wheeler

Book

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No sweat  by Rosy Fenwicke

No sweat

Rosy Fenwicke

Book

"Never Back Down. She's never backed down from a challenge but being a middle-aged woman with superpowers is more difficult than Euphemia Sage anticipated. Tracked by a pesky journalist, opportunities for developing her powers are scarce. Her family ...

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Lonely Asian woman  by Sharon Lam

Lonely Asian woman

Sharon Lam

Book

"The novel is set in contemporary Wellington and follows Paula, a lazy young woman who is stuck in a rut. Deep in stagnation, the sight of a spam ad - for lonely Asian women looking for fun - becomes a moment of profound realisation that she, too, is...

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The unreliable people  by Rosetta Allan

The unreliable people

Rosetta Allan

Book

"Antonina is a student at the prestigious Academy of Art in St Petersburg. At times, though, she feels she might be a better fit at the Centre of Nonconformist Art across town. She knows she stands out as different, being neither Russian, Korean nor Kazakh...

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When it all went to custard  by Danielle Hawkins

When it all went to custard

Danielle Hawkins

Book

The news of Jenny's husband's infidelity comes as a nasty shock to the part-time building control officer and full-time mother - even though, to her surprise and embarrassment, her first reaction is relief rather than anguish. What really hurts is he...

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Attraction  by Ruby Porter

Attraction

Ruby Porter

Book

"The present reckons with the past in Attraction, Ruby Porter’s atmospheric debut novel. Three women are on a road trip, navigating the motorways of the North Island, their relationships with one another and New Zealand’s colonial history. Our narrator...

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All about Kate  by Josie Laird

All about Kate

Josie Laird

Book

"Life is nearly perfect for Kate; the perfect boyfriend and the perfect job. But whatever Luke says, she knows she is too fat. And now, her birth mother has decided to come looking for her. What surprises will that bring?"--Publisher description.

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The Nam Shadow  by Carole Brungar

The Nam Shadow

Carole Brungar

Book

"The Nam Legacy is an epic love story set during the 60’s and 70’s. When the Rolling Stones and Jefferson Airplane drove parents crazy, teenagers found sexual freedom and peace slogans covered placards. When the Vietnam War abducted the nation’s young...

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Necessary secrets  by Greg McGee

Necessary secrets

Greg McGee

Book

Spanning the four seasons of a year, Necessary Secrets tells the story of Dennis (Den) Sparks and his three adult children. Starting with Den contemplating his mortality on the day of his 70th birthday, the year ahead is told from four different points...

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Then there was you by Kara Isaac

Then there was you

Kara Isaac

Large Print

"Paige McAllister needs to do something drastic. Her boyfriend cant even commit to living in the same country, her promised promotion is dead on arrival and the simultaneous loss of her brother and her dream of being a concert violinist has kept her ...

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